1761 Rare Latin vellum First Edition Book Set - Ecclesiasticæ Historiæ Breviarium by Italian Augustinian theologian Giovanni Lorenzo Berti.
Author: Giovanni Lorenzo Berti.
Title: Ecclesiasticæ Historiæ Breviarium. Pars Prima, Pars Secunda (Complete 2 volumes).
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Venetiis, Ex Typographia Remondiniana, 1761. First Edition.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: Vol1: xvi-286 pages. Vol2: xv-279 pages.
Binding: Attractive, beautiful and very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean rare light foxing or staining - as shown, toning of endpaper - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated with title and chapter vignettes.
Estimate: (Scarce with few other copies available for sale worldwide).
The books: Attractive First and very rare complete two volumes Latin Edition of Ecclesiasticæ Historiæ Breviarium by Italian Augustinian theologian Giovanni Lorenzo Berti. A breviary of ecclesiastical history from the restoration of the world to the year 1760.
The author: Giovanni Lorenzo Berti (1696–1766), also known by his Latinized name Johannes Laurentius Berti, was an Italian Augustinian theologian. The General of the Order of Hermits of St. Augustine, Schiaffinati, instructed him to write a book to be used by all the students of the Order, expounding the whole of Augustine of Hippo's thought and particularly his doctrine of grace and free will. His huge Opus de Theologicis Disciplinis expounded not the private views of a theologian but those of the Augustinian Order and therefore had a semi-official status in the Roman Catholic Church.
He was denounced to the Holy Office as a Jansenist by two French bishops. In December 1750, Pope Benedict XIV wrote a letter to one of them saying that the work had been submitted to competent theologians who had judged it to be sound; to the other, he wrote a letter in May 1751 saying that nothing had been found in his work contrary to any decision of the Church.
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